Secondary gain looks at the negative benefits of a situation.
Secondary Gain: A Definition
When looking at healing or transforming your life, it is useful to examine why your life is the way that it is and what is keeping it that way is often called the secondary gain.
What are the benefits in maintaining the current, though undesirable ways of being or doing? Is it that you are able to stay in victim status, get negative attention and have others feeling sorry for you?
Making a powerful decision to do whatever it takes to move your life along the way you desire to go, will give you the momentum to shake off your current undesirable or disempowered status.
Simply by being aware you will be able to move onward and upward with your life. Being conscious is truly magical! No more secondary gain.